Sauk Valley our Passion

Pure Genetics

Steeped in the history of these rich river valleys, Sauk Valley Lofts and Sauk Valley Suffolks call this area home. Located about nine miles northwest of Sterling, Illinois, our farm produces soybeans, corn and alfalfa hay and has provided sound Suffolk breeding genetics to sheep producers throughout the United States for the past 30 years. In 2003, racing homing pigeons were added to satisfy our passion for breeding top genetics, and also to satisfy that competitive spirit of scoring the win. Nothing is more gratifying than carefully placing the bands on the legs of newly hatched youngsters or tagging the ears of that special, new set of twin lambs.

It is with a great sense of anticipation that maybe, just maybe, these are the ones that will go on to set new records and take a program to the next level. Whether you are a sheep producer or a racing pigeon flier, we have attempted to present in this website a portfolio of what we are all about. As you analyze the genetics and study the pedigrees of our programs, we feel that we can supply some of the pieces to that genetic puzzle. We will try to make available from time to time on this website, some of our genetics that will be available for sale. If there is anything that we can do for you, or if you have questions about our programs, please feel free to get in touch. I hope that you enjoy your visit to our website.

Sincerely yours, 

Phil and Linda Miatke